Good morning everyone! It’s a bit colder this morning again, so much for those nice days for awhile. But they will be back again soon. It’s amazing to go outside first thing in the morning now and listen to all the chirping and chatter in the trees. There are dozens of little birds high in the trees singing their start to the day and then down to the feeders they come. Of course there isn’t room for all of them so there does happen to get some arguing and fighting going on out there. The goldfinches, though quite a bit smaller than the purple finches, are the boss when it comes to getting the best spots on the feeder. The poor chickadees don’t have much chance, they are the calm ones of the group and don’t like fighting with the others. They are also first here in the morning so they get a good fill before the others take over. And I will go out now and then which scares the other birds and the chickadees come happily back to the feeders again.
And here we go with some more summer fun…
Here we have a beautiful male Harris’ sparrow, one of our four largest sparrows. This one only shows up during migration time in spring and fall. It heads farther north for it’s breeding time.
And here we have the common loon, one of my favorite summer birds. It’s echoing cry at night is just amazing to hear. It is also the provincial bird of Ontario and state bird of Minnesota. These birds can dive up to 200 feet (about 61 meters) deep in search of food, mainly fish and crustaceans.
Well, there we have today’s bird pics for your enjoyment. I hope you have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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